Skills on Demand is a free, flexible Work and Academic Upgrading program customized to help you achieve your educational and career goals.
Courses in a variety of subjects including math, computers, communications, and sciences, can help you move forward with goals such as entry into post-secondary, employment, apprenticeship, or refreshing and gaining the essential skills required for today’s in-demand careers.
I was devastated when I learned the company I was working for was closing. As a Father of 5, I knew I had to make some decisions. I worked with my local Employment Services Provider and decided on a Second Career – I was missing a grade 12 Math and had a short deadline in which to get it. Academic Upgrading supported and encouraged me. It was hard work but so worth it.
I am a single mom who worked a night shift job at a local donut shop. I attended Academic Upgrading and developed the skills I needed to successfully enter an on-line Accounting program through Athabasca University. I am now employed f/t in the Accounting Department at a local agency – my life has changed significantly – it was worth the hard work.
I immigrated to Canada as a single Mom and worked retail. I attended Academic Upgrading. It was such a supportive environment. I will always be grateful for the skills I learned and the confidence I gained through attending. I am now enrolled in the Tourism Global Travel program at Fleming College and loving it!
I was working 2 p/t jobs and frustrated. I decided to make a change. My first step was to complete my Grade 12 Equivalent through Academic Upgrading and get my ACE certificate. I was then able to go on and complete a Hairstyling Apprenticeship! I love my new career.
Our services are available in all the communities Fleming serves - Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Work and Academic Upgrading courses are FREE to most residents of Ontario, and we can provide financial help for transportation and child-care expenses for those who qualify.
Skills on Demand - Work and Academic Upgrading is a fit if you:
Your success is our priority. People learn in different ways and we are committed to working with you to help you reach your goals. Our non-traditional classroom allows for teacher support in a relaxed environment with other adult learners.
In addition to academic assistance, the program provides:
Let us help you get started on your future plan. Contact the Skills on Demand – Work and Academic Upgrading office in your local area for a free personal consultation.